Battlefield 3 Walkthrough

Table of Contents

  • Co-op Campaign
  • Thunder Run

    1. You’re Capt. Miller in this mission with a tank at your disposal. You’ll be on rails for a little while as you see the jets in the air and dust on the ground fly by. Soon enough, you’ll get to control the tank. Keep moving forward with the group toward the huge plume of smoke.

    2. When an explosion occurs in front of you, multiple enemy tanks will appear on the horizon to your right. They’ll be marked. Take them out with the cannon. Fire the cannon using “LMB”. Circle around them until you get them all.

    3. Turn toward the smoke once again and you’ll see a lot of dust kick up. To see through it, press “C” to engage thermal vision. You’ll see two tanks. Take them out. A marker will appear across the landscape so start heading there. Explosions will carpet the terrain in front of you. When that’s over, you’ll switch to the MAV.

    4. You’ll change perspectives. Using an overhead view, you’re now looking over the battlefield and have to take out that rocket battery. Press “E” to lase the target as your cursor is above it. When that’s done, Miller will exit the MAV and will be back as the driver. Follow the marker. As you approach, massive amounts of fire will be headed toward you. Head inside the encampment and take out as many opposing forces you can. Follow the dirt path that leads into the base. Soon enough you’ll see the rocket batteries. Blow them all up. All it should take is one shot.

    5. When they’ve been taken out, a new marker will appear. It will lead out of the camp. Follow the dirt path that leads outside and you’ll be grouped up with your fellow tanks. A dust cloud will appear and will then be identified as more enemy tanks. Follow them and take them out. A group of 4 more tanks will appear. Drive toward them and take them out one by one. They will scatter, so shoot them as they run away. Follow the next marker.

    6. It’s time to take out an enemy convoy. Blow up all the trucks that are nicely lined up for you and don’t forget to take care of the ground troops as well. But when the trucks stop, 3 tanks appear. Blow them into scrap metal, then take out the rest of the trucks. Your next marker appears. Follow it. You’ll be met with two other friendly tanks as you drive along the road. You’ll turn left toward the vehicle graveyard. Keep following the road down. Soon, you’ll reach an over pass. Drive on the road to the left of the tanks until you’re forced out.

    7. Run to the marker and talk with the soldier. After you’re done talking with him, you need to finish his job, by running to the trigger he left behind. Use cover as you run to the trigger. First by the burning wreckage, then to the car. Afterward you can crawl all the way to the trigger. Pick it up by pressing “E” then run back.

    8. Run all the way back, but you will get fired upon. You might die here, but when you reach the tank, take cover behind it and you should be safe. Then just go to the marker next to the soldier you previously talked to, and press the trigger. You’ve just cleared the minefield. Now get back in the tank.

    9. You’ll be on rails here as you man the machine gun. Kill any enemy forces as you advance up the road. First up is a group of RPG troops on the left side. After, a car drives on the road as it swerves right. Take it out. RPG troops will be on the right side of the road now. Lay down a blanket of fire on these guys. As you press forward, more RPG troops will be on top of a building, also on your right hand side.

    10. A gas station will be coming up with a tank next to it. I know what you’re thinking. Blow up the gas station and the tank goes with it. Of course you’re correct. Create some lovely fireworks. More enemy troops will be on your right side.

    11. As you reach a dirt path on the right side, a white car will come out. Destroy it. You’ll then be parked on the road with the dirt path to your right. Time to stand by. Here are the sequence of events: Destroy the car up the road, kill the enemies on the overpass, blow up another car up the road, blow up two cars on the dirt path, kill an RPG trooper on the over pass at 10 o’ clock. You’ve just cleared the highway to Tehran.

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    52 Comments on Battlefield 3 Walkthrough

    isplice

    On October 25, 2011 at 6:14 am

    2

    SupremeAllah

    On October 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    When are you guys going to release a walkthough on how to actally make the game work?

    Or rather, how to make Origin actually work.

    Phaet

    On October 28, 2011 at 8:02 am

    I’ve got a problem with part 3. It’s a bit different then in first mission (semper fields). I jump the train, there’s an explosion and I die. I don’t even see Solomon shooting me. I get out, press space at the right moment, explosion and I die.

    jr

    On October 29, 2011 at 1:51 am

    i can dont it with ur walkthough on hard so any other ways

    Derp

    On October 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    During the Kaffarov mission when you have to shoot your commanding officer for the PC what do you press to shoot him? I have tried everything but just die. The normal LMB doesn’t shoot him what does?

    kvm

    On October 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Game AE both sucks and blows!! You die for no reason.

    Rick

    On October 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

    In Operation Swordbreak, #10 above, I follow the wire, pull the plug and the guy comes in from behind and we fight. We get to the point where he head butts me and I just fall back and die. Nothing I try can get me past this point. Very frustrating. In the walkthrough he head butts me and we continue to fight–seems like it’s no big deal. What is the secret?

    Sander

    On October 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Dude, you are lame, this isn’t on hard. Your walkthrough is WORTHLESS to me, and al the others who play on hard.

    Lamer

    Roger611

    On October 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Hey Rick you have to press X I meant thats what I clicked on my ps3 … After that you continue fighting and then go back and help you team

    Ron Whitaker

    On October 31, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Rick: There appears to be a bug with some of the quick-time events that crops up if you’ve rebound any of the default keys. If you’ve changed the keys that the game is telling you to use (example: I rebound Jump to Right Mouse instead of space), you’ll need to push both the key it’s telling you to push AND the key you rebound it to simultaneously. For example, when told to push Space, I had to push both Space and Right Mouse together.

    I encountered this bug and it took me a whole day to figure out how to bypass it. Hopefully, this will work for you.

    Yo Mama

    On November 1, 2011 at 6:43 am

    cant figure out where planes are on runway for part 10, ive looked everywhere and cant see em.

    dstone

    On November 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

    After reading these comments I’ve decided not to buy BF3.

    Halo PC is still the best FPS. 8D

    BTW, FF new format sucks, they should go back to the website format they had 5 years ago.
    I used to DL many files here, but now I usually go to other websites.

    Spartagous

    On November 1, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    well… on xbox 360 i cant figure out how to get some of the missions. like “going hunting” and ‘operation sword breaker”,,, or where you kick the car to kill the soliders…. ive beat campaign on hard. i should have got all those, right?

    Ron Whitaker

    On November 2, 2011 at 5:33 am

    @dstone Halo PC?!?!?! Really?

    As to our format, we’ve got some awesome new stuff coming for the site. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Stay tuned.

    Ewan

    On November 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    @ Phaet

    Whitaker is right, i reset my key bidings to default and tried the train jump again and worked a treat…

    Bravo whitaker,. many thannks

    Qba67

    On November 4, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Hi, Looking for some help. Tryin to jump to the next ledge (point 3) but always fall after third attempt. Tried keeping it pressed down, fast ones nothing helps.
    Thanks for help.
    Qba

    BFF

    On November 7, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I have some problems how i have to kill the target on ps3 in the end of part 9 comrades. Which buttons i have to use to kill the target?
    First they say press ‘O’ then ‘R1′ and what is the next button to finish the target?
    Thanks

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On November 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Hey BFF!

    Here’s the full list of buttons for that QTE:

    O
    R1
    X

    The last button to finish the target is “X”.

    Hope that helps!

    dee

    On November 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    when i get there is suppose to be a villa but no villa no enemy nothing and above all my car is the air

    PapaCW

    On November 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Finished the champaign on my Win7 64bit PC system. Found these bugs:

    1) Subway car – after you jump between cars and get shot at; when the prompt appears,rapidly press the ‘space bar’ to climb up the side of the subway car. Watch out for flying debris, crouch to stay alive.

    2) In the end scene of “Kaffarov”: to shot the CO – press the “tiddle” key (left of # 1 key), then the #1 key and the “tiddle” key again, AIM and shoot, all this at a fast pace. You might have to repeat the scene until it works.
    Great game, lots of action and surprises. Too bad it’s too short. Bye!

    yeah right

    On November 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    This games story mode sucks so bad on hard its like you die after playing 2 seconds then wait fro 20 minutes fro loading

    yeah right

    On November 15, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Im sick of these random bullets that kill you out of no where its bull

    yeah right

    On November 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Mission Failed now sit here for 20 minutes while we load this mission up for you to die in 6 seconds

    embers

    On November 17, 2011 at 6:24 am

    when the targets start running on foot the air strikes dont seem to work……..wt do i do here

    metal

    On November 17, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    How do you get the achievement for “Obtain All Four Support Efficiency Ribbons” wtf!!! I know you get a resupply ribbon but what other ribbons do you get for support and how do you get them????

    leland poole

    On November 18, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Really bad game for all the hoopala -cut scenes are interminable- too many times “e” and “space” never work well-just very poor entertainment.

    Etonie E

    On November 20, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Yeah I`m agreeing wiv a lot of us that these bloody buttons u gotta keep pressin especially on the PC version like, space, E, is absolutly total gob e!! Just leave things alone instead of complicating them wiv having to press this n then press that n then havin 2do the whole F-FIN thing ALL over again, n again, n again, coz it`s totally ruining the flow of the game and the game experiance. The game people probably as per usual won`t give a toss about our feedback u know!!!!!!!!

    Axidental

    On November 20, 2011 at 10:13 am

    @Sander (On October 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm)

    If you needed a walkthrough for HARD-mode it wouldn’t be hard now would it? Pretty lame to need one really….

    DaveH

    On November 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

    On comrades part 11 using xbox 360 what keys do you use to throw bloke under train. I keep hitting B but then he head butts me then kills me everytime thanks dave

    Kevin Thielenhaus

    On November 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Hey DaveH,

    Hit [B], then [Right Trigger], then [A]. Make sure to only hit the buttons as they flash on the screen, not before or after.

    akt

    On November 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Hi,
    Walkthrough – Part 9 – Mission Comrades, i try to follow nuke man but he runs very fast and i can not catch him. When i get away from him, the mission is failed. What can i do to run faster ? Or how can i catch him? Should i change my weapon ?

    DaveH

    On November 23, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Thanks for the info Kevin hopefully I can move on now

    DaveH

    On November 23, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Just tried it worked brilliant been stuck at that point ages cheers Kevin
    akt ignor the shooters when you chasing him keep button pressed down and forward while chasing

    Rick

    On November 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you Ron Whitaker. I finially came back to the game, reset the controls to default and got through the fight in one try. Odd thing is that the only setting I changed was the verticle control which I play as inverted.
    Thanks
    Rick

    cpldavey

    On November 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Cheers dude, I almost thru in the towel on single player mode (veteran)Until I stumbled across this website. Your commentary with some humour is spot on,
    Cheers

    Dean

    On December 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I’m on the “Going Hunting” mission on the 360, and can’t get past the part of calling in the Warthog/paint the laser strike. It says to press the green A button, but nothing happens, and then the time runs out and mission fails. “AAAAGGH!”, very frustrating. Tried every button, and cannot find any help yet on the web either.

    sharman

    On December 17, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Most of you ppl on here are talking trash, BF3 is without any doubt the best Fps ive ever played, if your game experience sux you have an out dated PC that cant unleash the beast in a game. If you PC is Anything less than a i7 gaming machine with direct X11, then no doubt your experience would cause you grief. BF3 is Incredible. And those complaining about Keyboard button sequences, have’nt you heard about XBOX 360 controllers for PC or are you 2 povo to afford 1. Alot of you are crying because your system is old and not up to the latest game tech. BF3 is Incredible. and on my system looks realistic as life itself.

    K.C.

    On December 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Your walkthroughs are the best.I especially like your narration.We certainly think and speak as one.Sounds like I’m the one speaking. Great work dude,keep it up.

    Bill

    On December 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    This game is not nearly what it’s advertised to be. I cannot really recommend it to anyone and will not buy it for my son. So much hype for so little reality. Medal of Honor is better than this at less than half the price.

    r.c.

    On January 19, 2012 at 6:47 am

    how do i highlight the planes and vehicles on the ground that have to be destroyed i cant even spot em going hunting part in play station 3 battelfield 3
    help

    r.c.

    On January 19, 2012 at 6:49 am

    how do i hightlight the planes and vehicles that need to be destroyed in battlefield 3 ps3 going hunting part

    not happy

    On February 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

    having a hard time in campaign mode. follow IDE wire guy comes up behind me and we fight for a sec he head butts me and i die. Ive tried to press all buttons. On xbox. I’ve played BF and BF2 in the past, its been a few years but this is bull. just starting the game, shouldnt there be some instruction on how to fist fight.

    bbahl

    On February 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    For the close up fighting scene and all who struggle: On Xbox switch to the default control settings just to be sure you dont mix up the melee attach button e.g., then press the buttons as they appear on the screen, usually LR, B or A (they light up if you press them not too early and not too late) Don’t press all kind of buttons like crazy or in panic because this wont work.
    cheers,

    asad mehmood janjua

    On March 12, 2012 at 9:05 am

    i have problem playing going hunting mission i can not from plane or space a red moving tank or car something plz tell me

    CHG

    On March 23, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    cant finish the thunderbolt strike..the enemies are not dying even thought they’re get hit by the thunderbolts..

    Frank

    On August 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Somehow I already get stuck on this first episode, I keep falling of the train.
    Rapidly press ‘Space’ does not seem to help. Tried it in combination with
    A or D and W but I always fall down, never get up to the top of the train.
    Pls help, this is an early bummer… what am I doing wrong ?
    Thanks

    Ron Whitaker

    On August 14, 2012 at 5:45 am

    Frank: If you have changed your key bindings, you need to not only hit the Space bar, but you also need to hit the button you re-bound Jump to. Example: I use the Right Mouse Button to jump, so when that QTE appears, I have to hit Space and the right mouse.

    Hope this helps!

    f.u

    On February 13, 2013 at 1:41 am

    how many shots can you take on hard? how fast do you heal on hard? B.S

    Akila

    On November 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    hi. guys. I’m about Kaffarov mission last part. When you want to shoot the man, press LMB repeatedly.

    Johnny

    On January 16, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Ok. I feel like a moron. I just bought this game and I’ve gotten as far as getting the sniper in the hotel, covering the extraction and I’m stuck with trying to get back to street level. I wait for the plank bridge, jump down from level to level, but when I get to the railing, I’m stuck. How do I get through the railing onto street level to find Viper Squad? Help!

    Kazoo

    On January 17, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Meh…. I don’t remember well enough to tell you.

    There must be a YouTube video of it somewhere.

    bill

    On April 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Leave this stupid ing button sequencing crap for those who want to watch lara croft somersault and hang off ing ledges. press b, no, a, no, space. what utter .